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Body, Self-Cultivation, and Ki-Energy

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ISBN-10: 0791416240

ISBN-13: 9780791416242

Edition: 1993

Authors: Yasuo Yuasa, Shigenori Nagatomo, Monte S. Hull

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An investigation into ki-energy, a oneness of body and mind that is important in acupuncture, Buddhist and Taoist meditation, and martial arts, showing its place in eastern mind-body theory, and its implications for western understandings of the living body, and the relationship of the mind to the body and to other matter. Drawing evidence from the traditional disciplines, and from recent scientific research in Japan and China, chides western science for its opaqueness. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 9/6/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 266
Size: 5.88" wide x 8.97" long x 0.58" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Yuasa Yasuo studied ethics under Watsuji Tetsuro at Tokyo University and developed a broad background in Western philosophy, psychoanalytic theory, Asian thought, and Japanese cultural history. His many books in Japanese span the range of these interests. Since the late 1970s, his work increasingly has focused on theories of the body in Asian and Western philosophy, religion, and medicine. His own theorizing has been toward discovering a model of mind-body function true to the insights of these varied traditions.

Translator's Introduction
Author's Preface to the English Version
Eastern Mind-Body Theory and the Contemporary Period
Eastern Mind-Body Theory
The Eastern Tradition of Self-Cultivation and Western Mind-Body Dualism
Meditation in Stillness and in Motion
Meditation and Psychotherapy
Meditation and Mind-Body Oneness
Self-Cultivation and Artistry
Characteristics of the Japanese Martial Arts
Beyond the Contemporary Period
From Disjunctive Mind-Body Dualism to Correlative Mind-Body Dualism
Three Information Systems in the Body
Conditioned Reflex and Control of the Autonomic Nerves
A Methodological Reflection
Ki And The Body: Martial Arts, Meditation Methods, And Eastern Medicine
Ki and the Body in the Martial Arts and Meditation Methods
Unifying Mind and Ki-Energy
Meditation Training Transforms Ki
The Transformation of Ki
Aspects of Inner Image Experiences Accompanying the Transformation of Ki
The Meaning of Knowledge in Eastern Thought: An Intermediary Methodological Investigation
Ki and the Body in Eastern Medicine
Fundamental Characteristics of Eastern Medicine's Theory of the Body
The Relationship Between Ki and Emotion in the Meridians
The Unconscious Quasi-Body's Function Directed Toward the External World
Memory and the Lived Body
The Present and Future of the Science Of Ki
The Science of Ki and Its View of Human Being
Ki-Energy and Its Relation to the External World
Transportational Synchronization of Ki and the Problem of Technology
Ki and the Problem of Paranormal Phenomena
Problems of the Dispute
An Assessment of Parapsychology
The Need for an Epistemological Critique of Modern Science
Beyond Causality
Toward an East-West Dialogue
Teleology and Science
Objectivistic Science and Subjectivisitc Science
Concluding Remarks: Mind, Life, and Matter